OS update double arrow notification annoyance

Hello all.

I just installed the most recent OTA OS update and now there's a double arrow icon plastered in the bottom right hand side of my phone that, when swiped up, opens up a full-screen list of my notifications.
Needless to say, I don't need it because I can PULL DOWN from the top of the screen to see my notifications like has been the case for over a decade.
It's immovable and is right in the way between the k and the m when the keyboard is open.
I've seen it before.
It was on my lock screen prior to this update and wasn't much of a bother.
I thought it was part of Good Lock but I uninstalled and it's still there.
I've searched settings to no avail.

Anyone know what this is and how to get rid of it?

Thank you, in advance for your help.



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I thought that as well.
When I long press I can feel it vibrate a couple of times but it won't move.
Is this part of the new os "features"?